Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch

4.8
#1 of 505 in Parks in South Island
Garden Park Must See
Stroll through South Island's colorful plant life at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, sheltering both native and exotic species. Sprawled over 21 hectares (52 acres) near the loop of the Avon River, this garden serves as one of Christchurch's major year-round tourist attractions. Highlights include a rose garden with 250 different varieties, a large Victorian glasshouse containing an impressive collection of tropical species, and a rock garden sheltering plants that flower throughout the year. In addition to a small cafe and gift shop, the visitor center features an interactive exhibit about the history of the area's gardening. Take a guided tour, or hop on one of the garden's electric shuttles. Make Christchurch Botanic Gardens part of your personalized Christchurch itinerary using our Christchurch trip planner .
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  • Beautiful Botanic gardens- classy and quiet. Great facilities there for children, a very nice cafe and place to look at plants and sit by the river. a must do, and free! E scooters are banned in this ...  more »
  • The most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen. Make sure you take the caterpillar train around the gardens as you’ll see it all and then take a leisurely stroll around the area. Beautiful well maintained ...  more »
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  • What a jewel in the crown of the city of Christchurch. The Rose Garden looked and smelt beautiful. Whatever time of year one visits, there are always some variety of plant in bloom. Always wonderful to go past the spacious playground area and see happy families utilising this great, free facility. Especially now the pool has been fixed post-earthquake. And of course, the parking is free too. Thanks Christchurch.
  • Beautiful place. Coming from South East Asia, it's really facinating to be able to see so many plants from different climate. And the walk there is also lovely surrounded by big shady trees. Love the rose garden too! Very well maintained!
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